|Act I, Chapter V: Of Flames and Shadows|
Chi wanted to return to Kaen's mansion, but she was informed by the little Shinku of another place where they could train. So instead, Chi hid her spear and arrived at the Toraono Dojo with her red-headed friend and Chi marveled at the size of it. The warrior princess had never seen such a building, even the noble's mansion couldn't compare to the aesthetics that Chi felt when she looked at it. They entered through the main entrance and she couldn't help but wobble her head as she was unable to focus on one feature in particular. Most of the buildings she had ever been inside of were made from plants or from the earth, but while inside this building she could feel something more at work. The bones of some kind of large creature filled the walls and it's legacy filled Chi with determination.
"Okay." Chi muttered to herself in her ancient, savage tongue. The two of them arrived at the dojo and inside there were plenty of people already training. She marveled down at the art that was the civilized world's act of communing with the forces of nature. These people used their own energy to conjure the elements as Chi did, but they did so in a manner that was strange to her. The seals they made with their hands weren't flashy like hers, and didn't involve quite as much movement. To her, this meant that they weren't as connected to the world as she was. Maybe she would show them some day, and they could all reconnect with the wildlife they've left to wither beyond their giant wall.
For now, she turned to Hato and smiled at him. She pulled up her dress so that most of her thigh was showing and revealed a small dagger. She pulled the dagger out of it's slot and quickly thrust her hand so that her arm straightened. The dagger grew in side, increasing the hilt to form a long pole and the black metal blade extended until the dagger was once again a spear. She stabbed the bottom tip of the pole into the sandy floor of the dojo a couple of times. Then she was still for a moment, then she placed a hand on her hip.
"Morisei." She said with a thick accent. "Morisei you appear right now you bas-" Morisei listened to the girl, but did so with a long exaggerated sigh as he emerged from the spear. Chi smiled a cocky smile as the now floating form of the intangible Morisei. His form was visible to Hato and no one else, save for his current master which was Chi. He floated horizontally as if he were lying on a couch and had his head supported by one hand. He looked Hato over with a bored expression, chains covering his body and attached themselves to the spear.
"So you're the brat I keep hearing." When he spoke he had an accent as well, being that Chi's language was his native language as well. However, Morisei's common was much better than hers. He probably spent a lot of time communicating with Ichiro in the common tongue as opposed to the old world language she used.
"Shush." Chi scolded the ancient spirit who refuse to look back at her. "I have offered to teach the boy."
"Yeah, yeah," he spoke, still in the common tongue. He rolled his eyes and turned to face Chi. As he did so his body turned so that his feet went further into the air but his head stayed at Chi's level. His placed his hands on his hips and looked at Chi with a sternness she hadn't felt from him. "I never agreed to teach this punk. I agreed to teach the people of Hosekimori, and you're the last of them… So to speak." Chi ignored the last bit, not quite understanding what the words together meant, but he shrugged at this statement and moved his hands about as if mimicking a scale.
"I do not care, Hosekimori is gone. A new generation will learn our secrets, here in the sand lands."
"Whatever… You know there's a dude staring at you while you're talking to yourself, right?" Chi ignored his comment, then looked back at Hato.
"Sorry, Hato." She smiled and bowed to him. "This Morisei. Spirit, lives here." She lifted the spear to show that Morisei lived inside of it.
"Now don't go confusing the boy. I'm vacationing in this disgusting weapon. Okay? Okay." Morisei pouted, his form still upside down in the air.
"Ready begin?" She asked to the young boy.